The social development of free-ranging infantLemur catta at Berenty reserve, Madagascar

  title={The social development of free-ranging infantLemur catta at Berenty reserve, Madagascar},
  author={L. Gould},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  • L. Gould
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • The social development of 11 free-ranging infantLemur catta was examined over the first 16 weeks of the infants' lives. By 16 weeks, infants still occasionally suckled and were carried dorsally, but on the whole, they were independent of their mothers. Sex or mother's rank was not found to affect frequency or type of play behavior. Mother's rank had no effect on frequency of maternal rejections, from the nipple or from riding, but female infants were rejected slightly more frequently than males… CONTINUE READING
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